The lack of reforms and neglected district heating in Ukraine led to its decline in the last decade by almost 20%. Аlthough the district heating (DH) coverage of Ukrainian cities is one of the highest in Europe. Can central heating be modern? The author, economist and historian Valery Shcherbyna tells LB.UA about the realities of DH sector in Denmark, Sweden and Lithuania, and determines the negative heritage in the district heating system, which we have to refuse to stop the growth of tariffs and to improve services. Read full article here (in Ukrainian).